WIT Press

PECOS: 150 Person-years Experience In Teaching, Learning And Conducting Interdisciplinary Research On Ecosystem Sustainability

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECOSUD970101

Volume

22

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,278 kb

Author(s)

D.G. Irvine, J.A. Kristjanson & S.M. Robertson

Abstract

The need for interdisciplinary communication in ecosystem research and sustainable development is a recurring theme in policy and landscape management. Yet understanding is limited about the entities, conditions and processes that enable, or inhibit interdisciplinarity. We therefore submit a distillation and analysis of the experience of a team of 60 researchers involved for 3 years in an interdisciplinary study of ecosystem sustainability. PECOS (Prairie Ecosystem Sustainability Study) is Saskatchewan's response to perceived needs for: (a) a holistic and integrated understanding of the semi-arid prairie agroecosystem and of the factors determining its sust

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